Aburaya Ryokan

Address: 607 Oiwake, Karuizawa, Nagano, Chubu, 389-0115 , Japan | Ryokan
 
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This ryokan is located on 607 Oiwake, Karuizawa.
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Travel Blogs from Karuizawa

So Far West We're East

A travel blog entry by gingerschilling on Jun 04, 2015

4 comments, 7 photos

... sense of humor. We often we were not and did. However, Mike, Will, Harley, Ries and I arrived safely and unscathed on a new East Coast.

Unfortunately, completing the physical move has not ended what seems to be a never-ending checklist. We learned yesterday that there is no base housing available for us so we will need to find a house in town. I believe in the long run we will be grateful for this inconvenience, but this just increased our to-dos ...

Last of the castles

A travel blog entry by chrismcg on May 15, 2015

29 photos

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The biggest feature of the museum is that many of the pieces are in working order. It was quite an experience to be there at the striking of the hour, with bongs, cuckoos and tinkling music, coming from all directions. The museum has the biggest pendulum clock in Japan as its symbol which is on display outside its building. It was a lovely display from medieval to modern times with clocks and watches from Japan, Britain, ...

Monkey business in the Alps

A travel blog entry by mattstanbridge on May 13, 2015

1 comment, 111 photos

So armed with a new rail pass I left Tokyo and headed for the Japan Alps area, my new rail pass only allowed for 5 days travel within a 14 day period and as I wanted to make best use of it to head north it was to be a whistle stop tour or the Alps area, first stop was Nagano which once hosted the Winter Olympics but only sun on my visit if a slight drop in temperature, I'd booked at a hostel where there was a lad from Manchester working on a volunteer basis, he too ...

Kusatsu

A travel blog entry by annsan on May 08, 2015

38 photos

... water they traditionally used large, wooden paddles to stir the water. That way the water was cooled off without diluting it. This is accompanied by the singing of a local folk song.
As luck would have it we then watch the Kōsenji hanamatsuri which is about to begin right after the Yumomi show. The children of the kindergarten near the Buddhist temple of Kōsenji pull an elephant made of paper around the Yubatake in celebration of ...

From Tokyo to Kusatsu

A travel blog entry by annsan on May 07, 2015

24 photos

... climbing and winding. We pass ski areas that were built for the 1998 Olympics held in Nagano. Lots of ski lifts everywhere and as the road takes us higher and higher there is more snow alongside the roads, we see beautiful vistas with snowcapped mountain tops. This area is called the Japanese Alps for a reason! We stop at the highest point of the Tori pass and see fuming areas in the distance. This is a very volcanic area with many hot springs. Then we ...

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